Report: Newspaper told FAA of Boeing jet problems before crash
The The FAA did not respond when the Seattle Times told the Federal Aviation Administration about the problems it found. Then Ethiopian 737 crashed.
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It’s hard not to think that Sun Country’s latest problems are a sign that the once hometown airline is descending into the abyss of no-frills airlines, which is notable only because Sun Country was once known for customer service.
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Congress passes Pilot’s Bill of Rights
New legislation should fix a longtime problem: pilots who don’t seek treatment for various medical conditions because they fear they’ll lose the medical certification required to fly general aviation aircraft. Read more →
FAA tries to force drone owners to register
The FAA is treating the drones as aircraft, which they technically are. And it’s treating the operators as a pilots, which they technically aren’t. There are no requirements for training operators of drones, nor do they have to be licensed. Not yet, anyway. Read more →
Two Twin Cities airports are included in a rash of drone ‘close calls’ with aircraft, according to reports filed with the Federal Aviation Administration. Read more →